Man Arrested After 5 Million People Watched 'Deadpool' Illegally On His Facebook

If convicted, he faces up to three years in federal prison.

A man has been arrested for sharing an illegal upload of the movie Deadpool on his Facebook. According to the LA Times, 21-year-old Trevon Maurice Franklin of Fresno, California is charged with sharing the film on his social media account—eight days after its February 2016 release— and allowing more than 5 million people to watch it for free.

On Tuesday, Franklin was charged with copyright infringement, a felony offense. If convicted, he faces up to three years in federal prison, the U.S. Attorney's office tells the publication.

Variety adds that the arrest comes after a federal grand jury indicted Frankin in April, believing that he reproduced and distributed a copyrighted work following an FBI investigation.

The Ryan Reynolds movie grossed $363 million at the U.S. box office, per Box Office Mojo.

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